Cake smash photography sessions are a fun new tradition gaining popularity with parents of babies celebrating their first birthday. As the name suggests, these photoshoots involve letting the baby loose with a small cake, resulting in adorable and messy images capturing their joy and excitement.
The concept originated around 2010 when a photographer decided to provide an alternative to the classic first birthday cake photo. It started trending as more photographers and parents realized the appeal of capturing babies enjoying cake while making a mess of themselves and their surroundings.
Over the last decade, cake smash sessions have risen rapidly in popularity as a milestone photoshoot. They provide a chance to celebrate a baby's first birthday with creative, lighthearted images showcasing their personality. The photoshoot involves letting the baby dive hands first into a cake or other sweet treats like donuts, then capturing their reactions and joy as they play and make a mess. A cake smash session typically lasts 40-60 minutes and yields many photos capturing the baby's expressions, giggles, and delight at the experience.
Overall, cake smash sessions offer a fun, memorable way to celebrate a milestone while obtaining adorable photographs. The photoshoot provides an enjoyable sensory experience for babies and a chance for parents to get creative photographs of this special time.
A cake smash photoshoot requires some planning and preparation to ensure everything goes smoothly. Here are some tips:
Choosing a Date
Pick a date close to your baby's first birthday. The closer to their actual birthday, the better.
Make sure your baby is in a good mood. Avoid dates when they are teething or ill.
Consider what else is happening near that date. Avoid busy holiday weekends.
Book your session 2-3 months in advance to get your preferred date.
Letting personality shine. During these messier portions of the session, your baby's personality will shine through. I will work quickly to capture all their exploration, joy, and silly cake encounters.
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